In Philosophy, while searching for intellectual, political, moral, and aesthetic truths, students will discuss and evaluate many of the traditional problems philosophy addresses. What can we know with certainty about the world? What is the connection between our minds and our bodies? How are language, mind, and the world related? Do we have free will? What makes a good act good and an evil act evil? Students will consider answers offered to these questions by such philosophers as Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Locke, Hume, Kant, Mill, Russell, Putnam, and Dennett, among others. Equally important will be each student's personal evaluation of these thinkers and the impact of each on one's personal philosophical thoughts. As thinking beings who must understand our world, we are all, in some sense, philosophers.
- Content Area: Humanities
- Offered: Davidson Terms I and II, UGA term II
In 2005, Philosophy was taught by Brian Cartiff (who prefers just Cartiff). His TA of several years was Shane Wilkins. Shane did not return in 2006 as he was studying in Belguim. At Duke East term I and UGA term II 2010, the course was taught by John Brittingham. In 2011 Term 1 and 2012 Term 1 and 2 Philosophy was taught by John Brittingham (J.B.) at the University of Georgia.
see also: Philosophy: mind and meaning, Duke East. see also: , UGA